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Jun 08, 2017, 10:11 ET Snook survive cold spell in deeper waters of Everglades

Restoring freshwater flow to the Florida Everglades could help snook, one of the state's prized gaming fish, survive extreme climate...


Jun 08, 2017, 07:15 ET Chemical sampling technology: an industry game-changer

A new method developed at FIU makes toxicological, biological and environmental sampling and testing cheaper, faster, and more sensitive. The new...


Jun 07, 2017, 17:19 ET App targets "word gap" in Hispanic children

By age three, children from low-income families hear 30 million fewer words than those from higher-income families. This "word gap" widens over...


Jun 02, 2017, 11:48 ET Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Names New Director: Susan Gladstone

Susan Gladstone has been appointed as the new director for the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. Gladstone brings more than 30 years of executive...


May 25, 2017, 10:37 ET Scientists develop new tool to assess oil spills

Scientists are getting an entirely new perspective of what happens to oil in a spill, thanks to a tool developed by FIU researchers. Little is...


Apr 28, 2017, 12:28 ET FIU law dean Acosta confirmed as U.S. Labor Secretary

Today, FIU College of Law Dean R. Alexander Acosta was sworn in as the 27th United States Secretary of Labor. Secretary Acosta is the first FIU...


Apr 04, 2017, 17:13 ET Chad Moss makes largest donation to FIU by an alumnus

Chad Moss, executive vice president of Moss & Associates, announced a $10 million gift through Moss Foundation, Inc. to FIU's College of...


Mar 28, 2017, 11:17 ET FDA approves first-in-human trial for neural-enabled prosthetic hand system developed at FIU

Upper extremity amputees are one step closer to successfully picking up a cookie and an egg, thanks to a new advanced prosthetic system that is...


Feb 21, 2017, 06:15 ET The world's largest shark survey just got bigger

Researchers attempting the world's largest survey of shark populations just reached their goal of 216 reefs — a year and a half ahead of schedule....


Feb 02, 2017, 05:45 ET Discovered: Possible New Species Of Hammerhead Shark

Scientists have discovered what they believe to be a new species of hammerhead shark, prompting concerns about the species' vulnerability and...


Dec 07, 2016, 12:28 ET U.S. Dept. of Transportation awards FIU millions to help build safer bridges

The U.S. Department of Transportation is advancing the FIU Bridge Engineering Program's efforts to make the country's aging bridges safer. FIU...


Dec 02, 2016, 07:45 ET FIU professor: Don't fall for fake news

As with other things in life, Professor Fred Blevens believes it's important to practice safe news. Blevens teaches communication in the FIU...


Oct 24, 2016, 12:41 ET NSF grant to increase computer science graduates in Florida

As part of a grant from the National Science Foundation, FIU and two other Florida universities will receive $1 million each in student...


Oct 17, 2016, 11:44 ET Cold spells chill tropical species

Two cold spells, two years apart, in two subtropical regions of the world have given scientists clues to what happens when an extreme climate event...


Oct 16, 2016, 19:26 ET Imprudent Airline Passengers Are More Likely to Be Inexperienced, Male, and Self-Centered, Study Finds

If you have never heard someone say, "I loved that flight! I can't wait to get back on an airplane!" it's probably because the experience of many...


Sep 14, 2016, 12:02 ET Majority of Cuban-Americans in Miami oppose U.S. embargo, support increased investment in and travel to the island

 Nearly 70 percent of Cuban-Americans in Miami-Dade County support the U.S. decision to open diplomatic relations with Cuba and a strong...


Sep 01, 2016, 16:31 ET Get your sleep and treat depression to guard against Alzheimer's disease

New research suggests that lack of sleep and untreated depression may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, even for those who do not have a...


Aug 02, 2016, 06:00 ET U.S. loses $2.3 trillion in tax revenue due to strategic mispricing of international trade goods, according to FIU professor

Trillions of dollars may be missing from U.S. government coffers due to widespread corporate tax evasion and criminal money laundering...


Jun 27, 2016, 15:31 ET FIU researcher delves into complicated relationship between sharks and dolphins on Discovery's Shark Week

Sharks and dolphins have shared the ocean for ages, but only recently, scientists have begun to understand the true nature of the relationship...


Jun 22, 2016, 12:28 ET Shark census reaches first 100 reefs

Researchers attempting the world's largest-ever survey of shark populations have reached their first 100 reefs, collecting exciting footage along...


May 05, 2016, 15:51 ET Miami cold spell has chilling effect on tropical bees

A rare cold spell in Miami, that saw temperatures dip as low as 35 degrees, had damaging effects on tropical bees in South Florida. The extreme...


Mar 16, 2016, 16:57 ET FIU launches Latino public opinion polling initiative

With the number of Hispanic voters in the U.S. topping 27 million this year – and immigration playing a pivotal role in the national debate...


Feb 02, 2016, 17:23 ET FIU achieves top rank in Carnegie research classification

 The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has announced the newest edition of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions...


Dec 22, 2015, 12:00 ET FIU scientists discover how arsenic builds up in plant seeds

Researchers from FIU's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Barry P. Rosen and Jian Chen, both from the Department of Cellular Biology and...


Nov 16, 2015, 11:30 ET Guilarte to lead study of link between lead exposure and schizophrenia at FIU

Tomás R. Guilarte, FIU's incoming dean of the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, has gained worldwide recognition...